Themes for 2018 Year of Young People announced
Date: 20th September 2016
Category: General principles
In their final report, published on 8th September 2016, the Interim Planning Group for the forthcoming 2018 'Year of Young People' set out four themes for discussion.
In July 2015, the Scottish Government commissioned Children in Scotland, the Scottish Youth Parliament and Young Scot to work with young people to co-design recommendations for the 2018 Year of Young People.
The partnership recruited and supported an Interim Planning Group of 18 young people aged 8 to 22 to work with their peers and stakeholders and report their recommendations.
The four themes set out in the final report are:
- Participation - looking at how young people can influence public services and decisions which affect their lives
- Education - creating a stronger role for young people in shaping their learning
- Health and Wellbeing -supporting young people to lead healthier, active lives and have opportunities to learn about and improve their mental health and resilience
- Equality and Discrimination - broadcasting the value of young Scots, challenging negative perceptions of young people, and supporting young people to take leading roles in challenging discrimination in all its forms.
- Download the Interim Planning Group Recommendations report.
- Read the press release announcing the themes for the Year of Young People.
- Read a blog on the topic by Terri Smith MSYP, Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament.
- Find out more.
Further work and the next stage of the project will be announced soon.